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Understanding Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Your Journey to Healing

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Chemotherapy (oral or intravenous) is a proven cancer treatment and one of the best breast cancer treatments.

As new medications emerge, we explore how to make them available to you through clinical trials. Your dedicated team of medical oncologists can determine which medications can help you.

Chemotherapy may be the only treatment you receive, but it’s more commonly used along with surgery and radiation therapy.

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Radiation therapy is one of the most common types of breast cancer treatments. Our radiation oncologists can target tumors with amazing precision, easing your pain and leaving healthy tissue untouched.

In many cases, radiation is combined with surgery, chemotherapy and other therapies.

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Here, you’re in the hands of experienced surgeons with a primary focus on breast cancer. Two types of breast cancer surgery are lumpectomy and mastectomy.


Also called partial breast surgery, a lumpectomy is for tumors that can be removed while leaving normal breast tissue remaining. This is typically followed by radiation.


This is used most often for larger tumors or people with a high risk of genetic breast cancer. The entire breast is removed, and reconstructive surgery may be offered before or after mastectomy.

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MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy

The AdventHealth Cancer Institute Shawnee Mission will soon be the only health care system in Kansas City to offer MRI-guided radiation therapy. This leading-edge technology is capable of treating tumors in multiple locations, including those in hard-to-see soft tissues. Learn more about this exciting technology as it may be right for you.

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A Helping Hand Through Your Cancer Journey

Your Personal Care Navigator

Our care navigators are here for you every step of the way, from diagnosis through treatment. We’ll make sure you know everything you need to know to feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatments, which helps with the healing process. We’re here to help you heal in body, mind and spirit.

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Specialized Care, Compassionate Support

Breast Cancer Treatment You Can Count On

You can get through this. We’re here to help. Get the expert care and support you need to face breast cancer and reclaim your life. Contact our cancer institute today at Call913-632-9100. You can also click the button below to find a physician near you.